Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy 6 Months, Olivia!

I know I'm almost a week late in posting (not to mention, these pictures were taken three days late), but nonetheless, you are now SIX MONTHS OLD, sweet baby girl!
I remember last year at this time being so excited to meet you.  We didn't even know if you would be a boy or a girl yet, but we were thrilled you were part of our family.  You were also making your mommy feel quite miserable at about this time last year.  Oh, how I am so glad you are on the outside with us now! 
This month has been a fun month for you!  You've had a lot of firsts...first time eating solids, first time sitting by yourself, first time going on a walk in the big stroller, first time swinging on the outside swing, first time puking up your solids.  Apparently bananas are not your friend. 

You are also "playing" more and more now that you can sit.  You love all of your baby toys, but are especially fond of the baby keys.  When you get tired of sitting to play, you plop yourself over so that you can roll whichever way seems more interesting to grab more things. 

You are laughing and "talking" more everyday.  Allie swears that you can say her name, but all I can decipher is "na-na-na," "da-da-da," and "ba-ba-ba."  I'm sure before no time your babbling will turn into real words.  You already fight your brother and sister for our attention, especially while we are sitting down for dinner, by making as much noise as possible so that everyone will turn to look at you.  As soon as you have our undivided attention, you smile because you've gotten exactly what you wanted! 
You are still sleeping like a champ!  You go to bed around 7:30-7:45 and sleep until about 6:00-6:30 every morning.  There have been a handful of times you've woken up in the middle of the night, but it is usually because you aren't feeling well.  After some cuddling and nursing, though, you go right back to sleep.  We've started giving you your little pink elephant/blankie at bedtime and you are in love.  We can't even pry it out of your hands while you are sleeping because you hold onto that thing so tightly! 

Naps are becoming more regular too.  You sleep from about 8:30-10:00 most mornings (on mornings I have to take Allie to preschool or have ECFE you do your best to catch your zzz's in the car seat) and from about 1:00-3:00 or 2:00-4:00 in the afternoons.  I am so glad you are such an easy going and flexible baby who so easily adjusts to upsets in your routine...because with your big sister and brother, there are always surprises!
The official stats from your 6-month appointment are....
Weight:  18 lbs, 12 oz (92 %)
Height:  2 feet, 3 inches (89%)

I have to admit, I was a little disappointed you weren't closer to the 20 lb mark!  But, I'm sure we'll get there soon too.
You were amazing at your 6-month check up.  You were all smiles for the nurses and doctor.  They all commented on how cute you are!  I was even surprised how little you cried after your shots.  You even gave the nurse a big grin after she was done poking you!

The nurse also commented to me that by around 6 months, eye color is fairly well established.  Well, baby girl, it looks as if you are going to have your momma's eye color then!   Hazel it is!  Oddly enough, your blue-eyed brother and brown-eyed sister were a little disappointed you didn't inherit one of their eye colors. 

We love you, Olivia!
(...and I apologize now that the name we picked for you was the #4 baby name from 2010...it's really not that bad, though...having such a popular name.  Take it from someone who knows.    And, your unique last name definitely makes up for the commonality of your first name...ok, tangent ended.)
Happy 6 months!  

1 comment:

Laurie J said...

happy 6 mo birthday, girl! what a smile :)
<3